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Grand Portage National Monument


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170 Mile Creek Rd
Grand Portage, MN 55605
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Grand Portage National Monument

Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument

(??.? miles from you)

170 Mile Creek Rd
Grand Portage, MN 55605
United States


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Why You Should Go...

With a spectacular setting next to Lake Superior, Grand Portage National Monument, entirely within Grand Portage Indian Reservation, is rich in natural and cultural history. The Park protects two depots of the North W

Visitors will learn about the fur trading history of the French voyageurs and the culture of the Ojibwe Indians from reenactors.

This site was also the location of an annual gathering known as the Rendezvous and served as an opportunity for traders to display and sell their wares as well as feast and dance. This celebration has been resumed by the park in the form of a new annual Rendezvous that coincides with the Pow Wow Rendezvous Days of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa during the second week of August.

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Why You Should Go...

With a spectacular setting next to Lake Superior, Grand Portage National Monument, entirely within Grand Portage Indian Reservation, is rich in natural and cultural history. The Park protects two depots of the North West Company, the main depot on Lake Superior and the site of Fort Charlotte on the Pigeon River. The 8.5-mile Grand Portage Trail connects the depots.

Visitors will learn about the fur trading history of the French voyageurs and the culture of the Ojibwe Indians from reenactors.

This site was also the location of an annual gathering known as the Rendezvous and served as an opportunity for traders to display and sell their wares as well as feast and dance. This celebration has been resumed by the park in the form of a new annual Rendezvous that coincides with the Pow Wow Rendezvous Days of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa during the second week of August.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Extra Fun...

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If you want to get a taste of the portage experience, you can backpack the Grand Portage footpath from the stockade on Lake Superior to Fort Charlotte and camp overnight at the fort. Permits are obtained at the heritage center.

The Mount Rose Loop Trail leads to a stunning overlook of the historic depot, Grand Portage Bay and Mount Josephine.

There are ranger-guided tours of the historic fur trade depot as well as ranger-led walks and talks that teach visitors about various aspects of the fur trade and Ojibwe cultures.

Fun Facts

The ridges here are formed where hard resistant rocks known as diabase are located. These volcanic rocks are 1.1 billion years old.

The North West Company was the most profitable fur trading company on the Great Lakes and operated from 1784 to 1803. Grand Portage was the company’s inland headquarters.

The original depot structures did not survive after being abandoned, but historic accounts and archaeological excavations allowed the reconstruction of the depot.

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Why You Should Go...

With a spectacular setting next to Lake Superior, Grand Portage National Monument, entirely within Grand Portage Indian Reservation, is rich in natural and cultural history. The Park protects two depots of the North West Company, the main depot on Lake Superior and the site of Fort Charlotte on the Pigeon River. The 8.5-mile Grand Portage Trail connects the depots.

Visitors will learn about the fur trading history of the French voyageurs and the culture of the Ojibwe Indians from reenactors.

This site was also the location of an annual gathering known as the Rendezvous and served as an opportunity for traders to display and sell their wares as well as feast and dance. This celebration has been resumed by the park in the form of a new annual Rendezvous that coincides with the Pow Wow Rendezvous Days of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa during the second week of August.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Free

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

If you want to get a taste of the portage experience, you can backpack the Grand Portage footpath from the stockade on Lake Superior to Fort Charlotte and camp overnight at the fort. Permits are obtained at the heritage center.

The Mount Rose Loop Trail leads to a stunning overlook of the historic depot, Grand Portage Bay and Mount Josephine.

There are ranger-guided tours of the historic fur trade depot as well as ranger-led walks and talks that teach visitors about various aspects of the fur trade and Ojibwe cultures.

Fun Facts

The ridges here are formed where hard resistant rocks known as diabase are located. These volcanic rocks are 1.1 billion years old.

The North West Company was the most profitable fur trading company on the Great Lakes and operated from 1784 to 1803. Grand Portage was the company’s inland headquarters.

The original depot structures did not survive after being abandoned, but historic accounts and archaeological excavations allowed the reconstruction of the depot.

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